Happy New Year!
As some of you will have heard, there was a 7.1 earthquake here in our region this afternoon. It was centered north and west of Temuco and was felt as far south as Puerto Montt. Susie and I are in Pucón and we felt the earthquake very strong. It lasted about 30-40 seconds and was strong and sustained but not violent. According to the local news, there is no major damage anywhere, but these are initial reports. However, we are confident that our missionaries are all fine and parents need not worry.
We´ve advised the area presidency and missionary department that all appears well here in our mission. We are in the process of trying to reach each and every companionship to confirm their status. This is the part of our emergency plan.